Greetings from a wet and chilly Easton! It suddenly seems that the Holidays are upon us. Stores have had Christmas displays and even very early "Black Friday" sales already! But in the rush to December, let's not forget Veteran's Day.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, then known as the "Great War." The armistice was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. In honor and memory of our World War I veterans we will focus our open house, which falls on November 11th this year, with a display based on several World War I veterans; specifically those who were honored with the naming of squares this year. They are George Shepard, George Schindler, and Oliver Ames, Jr. I hope you will join us Sunday between 1-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including a treat called "Apple Brown Betty" which has been a popular dish since Colonial days, and was very popular during World War I. And don't forget the Veteran's Day Parade on Monday, November 12th, starting around 11 a.m. which marches from Main and Washington Streets down Main Street to the World War I Memorial in front of the North Easton Grammar School, and then proceeds to the Veteran's Park at the corner of Sullivan Avenue, Pond Street, and Mechanic Street. Ed Hands will be making remarks at each stop and ceremonies will be held to honor the memory of all who served. The Museum will be open following the ceremonies, so if you miss the exhibit Sunday you can see it on Monday.
With thanks for all who serve so bravely and have sacrificed so much,